Research Article

Surgical audit: one year's experience in a teaching hospital.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6038.746 (Published 25 September 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:746
  1. M Irving,
  2. J Temple

    Abstract

    For 12 months the surgical staff at Hope Hospital have operated a form of audit. The monitored information included work load, methods of treatment, complications, misdiagnoses, and deaths. The method described is suitable for any district general or teaching hospital provided adequate secretarial help is available. In addition to helping to maintain standards, an audit of this type has a positive educational role.